The Ravens keep shuffling the deck and reloading. The team which has been a contenders in each of the last five years, is trying for number six.
Twenty-nine year old Elvis Dumervil has officially joined a franchise with a very rich history. Having spent the last seven seasons with the Broncos, he departed over a contract and fax “snafu.”
After capturing their second Super Bowl in franchise history, the Ravens off season is off and running, as expected more than a few members that were a part of that storybook run to the Super Bowl, will not return.
It may appear the sky is falling in Baltimore with the news of one departure after another but the Ravens will still field a team in 2013.
Hopefully now, the Ravens will be able to retain a few key players, particularly, WR Anquan Boldin.
Why can’t the Orioles be a favorite to make the playoffs again, in 2013?
The Ravens season concluded with the annual “State of the Team” address and the top priority was to see if the team can work out a long-term contract with franchise quarterback and Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco.
It has been twelve years since the Ravens captured the Lombardi trophy, now they had a chance to celebrate it with their fans. It was a joyous day in the city of Baltimore, as the victory parade started at City Hall and concluded at the home of the Ravens – M&T Bank stadium.
Roger Goodell came to the podium to congratulate the Ravens on their Super Bowl win. He also thanked the city of New Orleans for hosting the Super Bowl.
The purple and black have battled everything this year and now they bring home the Lombardi trophy for a second time and first since 2000. The team bent but did not break in the game.
The Superdome is about to rock on Sunday. The Ravens and the 49ers are ready to make the place electric and hit the gridiron to play Super Bowl XLVII. It will be the biggest game of these players lives, some of them will not get another chance at it again.
I got to know Jack Harbaugh years ago when his son started in Baltimore. Now, the proudest dad in the NFL, and a former college coach, sits down to preview a “nerve racking ” Super Sunday in New Orleans.